View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share



Higher costs mean fewer extras for shelter

Alternate features will be removed

POSTED: February 10, 2013 12:29 a.m.

The lowest construction bid for Forsyth County’s animal shelter has put the $3 million project slightly over budget.

Approved as part of the most recent 1-cent sales tax referendum, the shelter’s construction costs were estimated to total about $2.6 million of the price tag.

Forsyth County commissioners awarded the contract to CRS Building Corporation for about $2.86 million on Thursday night in a 5-0 vote.

Adding that figure to about $187,500 spent on design, survey and other work pushes the total project cost about $50,000 above the $3 million budget.

“Finance is aware of this and they’re working on funding sources,” said Donna Kukarola, county procurement director.

Due to the bid, the county will not include any of the alternate features in the facility, Kukarola said.

Those included heating and air conditioning with off-site control ability, brick siding and a metal roof.

The building will instead have only on-site air controls, fiber cement siding and an asphalt shingle roof.

The alternate for extra kennel spaces, totaling about $231,000 from the winning bidder, will also be scrapped, though the design does leave room for future expansion.

CRS Building, which has an office in south Forsyth, was one of six firms that met the pre-qualifications for the bid, which included shelter construction experience.

Commissioner Todd Levent, who serves on the animal shelter committee, said the process has been lengthy.

“Animal shelters are very complicated, way more than a normal building,” Levent said. “I thank Ms. Kukarola for all her hard work and certainly the shelter committee.”

The facility, slated for completion in late December, will be built on County Way in north Forsyth off of Ga. 400. It will replace the current arrangement with NALAA Corp., which runs the operation from its own facility.


  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.


Contents of this site are © Copyright 2017 Forsyth News, Cumming, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...